October 2005 News Archive

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Trip

I just returned from a short two-day trip with my two roommates to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The weather was perfect--65 degrees and sunny both days, which is rare for late October. The area's scenery was some of the most unique and impressive I've ever seen. For photos and more details, check out the trip report.

Surprise Trip Home

Well, it all worked out. I was able to surprise the hell out of my mother by suddenly appearing in the living room more than 2,000 miles from where she thought I was. The look on her face was worth the $327.50 for the flight and the 1+ mile sprint from my (late) Salt Lake City to Chicago flight (gate C32) to my Chicago to Rochester flight (gate B4). (View a map of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.) Then the next day I surprised the hell out of my sister and my grandparents, too. Fun stuff.